The Tidong River
Skjeggedal power plant
Skjeggedal is a former hydropower plant in the Tysse Valley in Odda Municipality in Vestland County.
1986Entered into operation
-5 MWInstalled capacity
-15 GWhAnnual production
In 1986 the power plant was converted to a pumping station.
The inflow pipe to the plant is used as a pump shaft. The maximum pumping capacity is nine cubic metres per second divided between two pumps having a maximum capacity of 5.3 MW. Annual consumption is 18 GWh.
Water that has been used in Mågeli power plant is pumped from Skjeggedal pumping station through Bruun's tunnel under Ringedalsdammen and into Lake Ringedalsvannet, from where it can be used in Oksla power plant. The tunnel is named after the engineer Nils Henrik Bruun, who in 1897 purchased the waterfall rights at Lake Ringedalsvannet.